Happy Birthday, Princess Diana: 50 Rare Images of an Icon

Diana, Princess of Wales
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Carriage Couture
In 1963, a 2-year-old Diana Frances Spencer sits in her pram at Park House, the estate where she grew up in Sandringham, Norfolk. The future princess was born at home on July 1, 1961, the daughter of Johnnie Spencer, Viscount Althorp, and Frances Ruth Burke Roche. Diana's parents had wed at Westminster Abbey in a big society wedding. They later divorced.

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